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"If You Don't Love Working Here, the Problem Could Be You"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Laid back campus, casual environment, excellent no-cost breakfast and lunch for all employees, full benefits packages, generally calm demeanor of management, all levels of senior managements are very approachable, always easy to know where you stand.

Cons

Departments can be a bit defensive and territorial about their projects and assets, some silliness from cliques forming among young and wildly immature employees.

Advice to Management

Keep up the awesome work, JK - we love ya!

Other Employee Reviews for DreamWorks Animation

  1. Helpful (1)

    "New daily challenges in a community of friendly and motivated world-class artists and developers."

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    Current Employee - Department Technical Director in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Department Technical Director in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyday I work with an excellent, motivated, friendly and down to earth group of people. You all ultimately work on family friendly projects that you can be proud of. Technical roles can require a mix of technical skills supplemented by an artistic background. General hours are not as hectic as the majority of the CG industry. Great perks.

    Cons

    The TD role can earn a smaller salary when compared with a vanilla software engineering job, but it is comparable to similar roles in the VFX industry and is balanced by a good working environment.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Caste System - Great for Some, Rotten for Others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, free gym, good health benefits

    Cons

    DreamWorks has a toxic work environment with a clearly defined cast system. Some positions within the company are treated with kid gloved while others are ignored and there is no sign of this ever changing. The "haves" are given excellent salaries, thrown parties on a sometimes weekly basis, arrived late, leave early and can take long lunches. The "have nots" are barely paid enough to survive, work long hours for no recognition and are treated with little to no respect, a treatment often encouraged by upper management.

    There is very little mobility within the company and it is hard to get promoted. Reviews are very rarely given so if a person wants to ask for a raise or a promotion they have little hard evidence to back themselves up. The only way to improve your career is to leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in touch with what is actually going on within the company. Employees are dissatisfied and the CEO appears woefully ignorant of this.

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